Warns of phone fraud

The sheriff's office has received reports of frauds.
Citizens have reported receiving telephone calls and emails from unknown sources claiming to represent departments of the federal government.
The emails/calls claim that the citizen has won a foreign lottery and in order to claim their winnings citizens are asked to send a $1,500 processing fee. Of course, the emails/calls are fraudulent.
So far, the sheriff's office has not received word of any citizen who has paid the $1,500 processing fee.